Economics, BA/MA

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Note: This curriculum reflects only course work to be taken as an undergraduate student. For additional course work to be taken as a graduate student, see the graduate program in the Northeastern University Graduate Catalog.

Requirements for BA

All undergraduate students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

Breadth Courses for Economics Major

MATH 1231Calculus for Business and Economics4
Computer Science
CS 1100Computer Science and Its Applications4

Economics Major Requirements for BA

Required Economics Courses
Grades in the required economics courses must average a minimum of 2.000:
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
ECON 1116Principles of Microeconomics4
ECON 2315Macroeconomic Theory4
ECON 2316Microeconomic Theory4
ECON 2350Statistics4
ECON 3520History of Economic Thought4
Senior Seminar
ECON 4692Senior Economics Seminar4

Experiential Learning Requirement for Economics

Note: ECON 4992 or ECON 4996 can double-count for an economics elective in the major.

Complete one of the following, or complete study abroad or co-op:4
Directed Study
Experiential Education Directed Study
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Junior/Senior Honors Project 2

Economics Electives for BA

Complete five of the following with no more than one at the introductory level:20
ECON 1200 to ECON 1990
ECON 2990 to ECON 3499
Intermediate Selected Topics in Macroeconomics
Intermediate Selected Topics in Microeconomics
Applied Econometrics
ECON 4600 to ECON 4681
Advanced Selected Topics in Macroeconomics
Advanced Selected Topics in Microeconomics
Directed Study
Independent Study
Experiential Education Directed Study
Math and Statistics for Economists
Microeconomic Theory

Graduate Course Work to Be Taken as an Undergraduate Student

Minimum 3.000 GPA required in all graduate courses

Required Economics Courses
ECON 5105Math and Statistics for Economists4
ECON 5110Microeconomic Theory4
ECON 5120Macroeconomic Theory4
ECON 5140Applied Econometrics4

Economics Major Credit Requirement

Complete 72 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirements

128 total semester hours required for the bachelor’s degree
Minimum 3.000 GPA required in all graduate courses

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ECON 10001ECON 11164Vacation0Vacation0
ECON 11154CS 11004  
ENGW 11114Foreign language core course4  
MATH 12314Elective4  
Foreign language core course4   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ECON 23154Co-op0Co-op0ECON undergraduate elective4
ECON 35204  Elective4
Foreign language core course4   
EESH 20001   
 17 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ECON 23504Co-op0Co-op0ECON undergraduate elective4
ECON 23164  Elective4
ENGW 33084   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ECON undergraduate elective4Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ECON 51054ECON 46924Vacation0Vacation0
ECON 51104ECON 51204  
Elective4ECON 51404  
 16 16 0 0
Year 6
ECON graduate elective4ECON graduate elective4  
ECON graduate elective4ECON graduate elective4  
 8 8  
Total Hours: 146